North Horizon: Arctic contemporary dance

  1. This is a preview trailer of North Horizon, a dance film by Thomas Freundlich and Valtteri Raekallio.

    Shot on location in Spitsbergen, Svalbard, North Horizon combines contemporary dance with the spectacular natural vistas of the high Arctic. In a a silent world of wind, waves and ice, abandoned villages stand at the edge of the northern ocean, home now only to forgotten dreams and the wordless tales of the unknown departed.

    We touch, are touched, leave, and leave our mark – whether a footprint in gravel or the rusting bones of a faraway homeland, to remain for moments or for millennia under the cold and arid sky.

    North Horizon explores these images through the enormous contrasts of scale between the moving human body and the seemingly still, boundless Arctic landscape – a unique artistic and environmental journey from the far edge of the world.

    More info on the project: north-horizon.fi

    Choreography, dance and video:
    Thomas Freundlich and Valtteri Raekallio

    Filmed on location in Nordenskiöld Land, Svalbard

    Music by Sputnikburg

    Realized with support from Kulturkontakt Nord and the Arts Council of Finland

    Release date: January 2010

    Duration: 14 min (original 2010 festival cut 22 minutes)

    Formats available for screening:
    High Definition digital video file (HDV1080i)
    2K DCP
    Standard Definition DVD (widescreen 16:9 PAL/NTSC)

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  2. Thomas Freundlich and Valtteri Raekallio discuss the making of their dance film North Horizon, which was shot on location in Spitsbergen. Filming contemporary dance in the wilderness of the high Arctic is not without some unique challenges, from near-freezing temperatures to potential encounters with polar bears.

    See preview trailer of the film at vimeo.com/6812763

    More info on the project: north-horizon.fi

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  3. One of the movement improvisations filmed on the hillside facing the abandoned Soviet mining settlement of Grumantbyen.

    NOTE: This is UNEDITED RAW FOOTAGE from the dance film North Horizon (north-horizon.fi), by Valtteri Raekallio and Thomas Freundlich. The video material is presented here to give an insight into the process of creating this film, but is not intended to be representative of the finished work.

    For the preview trailer of the film, click here: vimeo.com/6812763

    For the "Making of" video, click here:
    vimeo.com/9267665

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  4. One of the movement improvisations filmed on the hillside facing the abandoned Soviet mining settlement of Grumantbyen.

    NOTE: This is UNEDITED RAW FOOTAGE from the dance film North Horizon (north-horizon.fi), by Valtteri Raekallio and Thomas Freundlich. The video material is presented here to give an insight into the process of creating this film, but is not intended to be representative of the finished work.

    For the preview trailer of the film, click here: vimeo.com/6812763

    For the "Making of" video, click here:
    vimeo.com/9267665

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  5. One of the movement improvisations filmed on the hillside facing the abandoned Soviet mining settlement of Grumantbyen.

    NOTE: This is UNEDITED RAW FOOTAGE from the dance film North Horizon (north-horizon.fi), by Valtteri Raekallio and Thomas Freundlich. The video material is presented here to give an insight into the process of creating this film, but is not intended to be representative of the finished work.

    For the preview trailer of the film, click here: vimeo.com/6812763

    For the "Making of" video, click here:
    vimeo.com/9267665

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Videos related to the dance film North Horizon by Thomas Freundlich and Valtteri Raekallio. For more info, see north-horizon.fi.

NOTE: The videos titled "North Horizon Uncut" are unedited raw footage from the project. This material is presented here to give an insight into the creation of the film, but is not fully representative of the finished work.

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